There are few people out there who don’t know at least something about this Pokemon. It’s a terror from the sky, an awe-inspiring horror, a ferocious monster from the past that should have never been brought into the modern world. But, is this the truth? Or misconceptions about a truly breathtaking Pokemon that have taken over the narrative? As someone who has been fortunate enough to befriend and train an Aerodactyl, I’ll help dispel fact from fiction.
Name: Aerodactyl, the Fossil Pokemon
Average Size: 5'11" feet or 1.8 meters tall, 130.1 pounds
Mega Evolution: Mega Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl is a rock and flying type carnivorous fossil pokemon. It is a large reptilian biped, possessing long membranous wings for flight. Believed to be the largest known flying fossil pokemon, Aerodactyl has been known to use air currents to cross vast distances while expending little energy. Using this method, it could cross entire ancient oceans in search for food and nesting ground. Being carnivorous, it mainly eats fish and fish-like Pokemon, small animals and Pokemon, as well as scavenging carrion from deceased creatures. It was one of the most widely spread pokemon, with preserved old amber and fossils being found in Kanto, Sinnoh and Kalos. It has a very hostile temperament, and will only trust a trainer that has shown fearlessness in battle. However, once trust is gained, it is a bond held for life. Recommended for experienced trainers who specialize in large, carnivor Pokemon.
It’s mega evolution, possible through a strong bond with it’s trainer and the use of an Aerodactylite, does not cause pain as commonly believed. Instead, a large rush of adrenaline causes the Aerodactyl to enter an enraged-like frenzy, only controllable by its trainer. As with any mega evolution, should only be attempted by extremely close partners on good standing with each other, due to the strain and energy put on the Pokemon.
So there you have it. While an intimidating and fierce Pokemon, Aerodactyl is no monster. It is a powerful and majestic being, worthy of both respect and trepidation in those who encounter them.
Hope you all enjoyed, have an amazing day!
Professor Maple, signing off.